Quite some time ago, I told you we went up to the mountains in Snowmass, Colorado for a short long trip right before school started. Sadly, it was the last time I have held my camera… but she is off to the camera store as we speak, so hopefully she will be returned to me in even better condition. In case you did not notice… things can get crazy here sometimes. As much as I would like things to get done sooner… life sometimes just has a way of taking over. My husband was even dear enough to drive to another city to drop it off so we don’t have to wait for the local shop to ship it.
Anyway, I love collecting moments. I know that when I go out and about, whether outdoors in the wide open nature, or even strolling a store… my senses are piqued with interest. I can’t help it… it’s just the way I breathe 🙂 All of those moments are stored somewhere in this great repository that I don’t see… I pull them out in the midst of writing a poem, some I am fortunate enough to visually capture so that I can replay those moments again in times when I am not outdoors.
These pictures were of the first hike we took in Snowmass. I was fortunate enough to have a nice, long conversation with the lady in the tourist office. Seeing as she lived there, I assumed she knew the best places to hike that perhaps were less well known by others. I later saw that I was correct in that assessment, as we strolled through waist high grasses on a trail supposed to be shared with horse riders as well. The trail was barely used and everything was undisturbed. There was such peacefulness on that hike as we were the only voices to add to the murmur of wind through trees, fluttering butterflies, swooping birds, and chittering chipmunks.
As usual, I took way too many photographs. It was one of the reasons I haven’t shared them with you before now (aside from one post, I believe). There are so many pictures to go through that it scares me! Also, it is so very hard to find those that I love more than the rest. On this trip, my daughter helped me learn the ins and outs of my camera, so as we went… my photography skills did improve. I guess that is the sad thing about the camera breaking. Just when I was doing so good!
Ahh, such is life. I am thrilled to share with you now a bit of my view. May you feel the peacefulness I felt while listening to the stillness of the forest. May you also feel amazed at her scope and beauty. It is not the pictures that are amazing… but the view. These are just memories kept… but her beauty entrances me still.
(c) Sumyanna 2017
You see the majesty and beauty of flowers growing in gardens… but somehow their beauty intensifies when you find them growing naturally.
Bear claw marks. So glad we didn’t meet in person!
Beauty in flight.
There is something rather peaceful about this image.
The aspen trees there are gorgeous!
The trail less travelled.